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April 22, 2018

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The Chelsea Fringe – One month to go -

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Ahead of ‘Hens & Garden’s, horticulturist advocates keeping rarer breeds  -

Friday, April 20, 2018

BALI CEO supports Scottish Horticulture Action Plan -

Friday, April 20, 2018

Green-tech launches new spring catalogue -

Friday, April 20, 2018

The numbers behind an award-winning Chelsea Flower Show garden -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Is the gender pay gap an issue within landscaping? -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Outdoor Creations continues growth -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The chainsaw of the future -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

University College Dublin’s Future Campus International Design Competition shortlist announced -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Celebrate Life without Walls at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Great Escape industry exhibit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Gillespies to put ‘the Garden’ into Ebbsfleet Garden City -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

First look at Macmillan’s RHS Chatsworth Legacy Garden -

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Capel Manor College scoops Best in Show at Ascot Spring Garden Show -

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tim O’Hare Associates completes Soil Resource Survey RHS Wisley -

Monday, April 16, 2018

BALI to launch Professional Designer Webinar Series -

Sunday, April 15, 2018

The “live outdoors” Partnership -

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Nurseries unveil new environmentally friendly bags at Hall Place Plant Fair -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Countrywide Grounds teams up with Perfectly Green -

Friday, April 13, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh to open exhibition to mark Humphry Repton bicentenary -

Friday, April 13, 2018

New Rose Festival to launch at BBC Gardeners’ World Live at NEC Birmingham

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BBC Gardeners’ World Live are proud to announce the launch of the Rose Festival at this year’s show at the NEC Birmingham (16-19 June), in conjunction with Roses UK, which will feature within the Floral Marquee in 2016 and beyond. The area brings together some of the country’s leading rose growers under one roof, giving visitors an unrivalled opportunity to buy a wide range of roses from specialists including Apuldram, Harkness Roses, Peter Beales Roses, Pocock’s Roses and Styles Roses – all under one roof. There will also be a rose sundries shop, so visitors can go home with everything…

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Possibility that one in five of the world’s 391,000 vascular plant species could become extinct

A recent article by Sky News reporter By Joanna Simpson urges the world to take notice to the “devastating realities” of global food security and climate change. Researchers have warned that one in five of the world’s 391,000 vascular plant species could become extinct. The State of the World’s Plants report compiled by botanists at Kew Gardens collates, for the first time, every vascular plant species in the world and identifies which are under threat. Vascular plants, which exclude mosses and algae, conduct water and minerals and constitute one of the most important elements of biodiversity by forming the foundation…

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AIPH Forum hears how International Horticultural Expos benefit city development

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Over 100 delegates from cities and horticultural trade organisations from China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Japan, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Australia, UK, Netherlands, Germany and Sweden attended the first AIPH (International Association of Horticultural Producers) International Horticultural Exhibition Forum held in China. Taking place on 30 April, just after the opening ceremony of the 2016 Tangshan International Horticultural Exposition, the forum, organised by AIPH in association with the China Flower Association (CFA) and Tangshan Municipal Government, introduced the benefits of hosting such exhibitions and brought together those that have run such Expos in the past, those already preparing Expos…

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Wyevale Nurseries’ Peter Williamson Travel Award presented to Pershore College student

Nicholas Russell from Pershore College has recently (May, 2016) been presented with Wyevale Nurseries’ Peter Williamson Travel Award. The 25-year-old, who is in his second year of a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horticulture, scooped the accolade after wowing the judges with a written submission and an interview. Steve Ashworth, director at Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford, explained: “We would like to congratulate Nicholas on winning. The award was designed to encourage a student towards a career in nursery stock production by assisting with a practical placement at a nursery in the Netherlands. “Nicholas won the award by displaying a spirit of…

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Expo 2016 Antalya opened with world class ceremony

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President of the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH), Bernard Oosterom, congratulated Turkey on creating a spectacular A1 International Horticultural Exhibition, during his speech at the Opening Ceremony of Expo 2016 Antalya on 22 April. Speaking alongside President Erdogan of Turkey, Prime Minister Davutloglu, senior Turkish government ministers, Secretary General of the BIE and ambassadors from around the world, Mr. Oosterom addressed the 5,000 guests and TV audiences telling them, “This Expo has brought together the horticulture industry, countries and their governments from all over the world around themes designed to promote ‘a green life for future generations’. Visitors will…

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Johnsons of Whixley celebrates hat-trick Gold

Johnsons of Whixley, a leading family-run, national plant nursery business near Harrogate, supplied three Gold medal winning show gardens at Harrogate Flower Show last week. The top honours of Premier Gold went to ‘Tea for Two’ by the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) which featured approximately £5,000 worth of planting donated by Johnsons of Whixley. As many as 20 varieties of Johnsons’ plants, including  trees, hardy shrubs, ferns and grasses, were on display in the garden, which explored the origins of the afternoon ‘pick me up’, comparing traditions of English high tea with the Japanese tea ceremony. Other sponsors…

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Wyevale Nurseries donates rare tree to Eastnor Castle

A castle in Herefordshire owned by the Hervey-Bathurst family has recently (April, 2016) received a tree donation from a leading commercial nursery in the county. Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford has given Eastnor Castle, which is located at the foot of the Malvern Hills, a rare native tree called the Whitty Pear or Sorb Tree also known as the ‘True Service Tree’, Sorbus domestica. Stephen Ashworth, director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “The donation was suggested by Hereford Botanical Society’s Chairman, Jean Wynne-Jones, and we were very happy to offer as Eastnor Castle’s Arboretum has one of the county’s outstanding tree collections and we were delighted…

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Thrive sweet pea ‘Eleanore Udall’ to make its debut at RHS Chelsea

Visitors to the RHS Chelsea Flower this year will be able to see Thrive sweet pea ‘Eleanore Udall’ in full bloom in a garden in the Grand Pavilion. Thrive, the charity that uses gardening to help people with disabilities or ill health, or those who are disadvantaged, isolated or vulnerable, has been given the opportunity thanks to the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) and The Sun’s gardening editor Peter Seabrook. Client gardeners from the charity’s Battersea garden are overseeing the germination and are delighted to be growing for such a prestigious show. They are being supported by senior horticultural therapist Steve…

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Boomkwekerij E. de Jong introduces Royal brand

In the year of the Queen of England’s 90th Birthday, Boomkwekerij E. de Jong offers its own Royal brand. The Royal Hedge is new to the assortment and are available from 50cm long. Janny de Jong said: “These ready hedges are very easy to process, with immediate results. They are also ideal for your balcony or your terrace. We also have them with beautiful grasses.” This leading nursery will make their Four Oaks debut later this year where further examples of their tree production will be available to see. Email janny@entspecialist.nl to ensure you receive their weekly availability listing.

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Rupert Bentley Walls joins Barcham Trees

Rupert Bentley Walls has been appointed sales executive by Barcham Trees, having spent the previous 10 years as senior tree officer for the London Borough of Hackney. Prior to this, he has worked in both the private and charitable sectors with organisations such as Groundwork, and was the first employee of Trees for London, which has evolved into Trees for Cities, a charitable trust across the UK. He has considerable expertise in planting, species selection, establishment and community engagement, local authority management structures, service provision, and understands how tree officers function. He was until recently on the executive committee of…

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